• Swimming Against the Tide

    The Surrealist Map of the World first appeared in 1929 in a special issue of Varietes, a Belgian periodical dedicated to the movement.


    The multi-disciplinary works of Yuki Kihara combine universal narratives with the authority and authenticity of the local, as she engages with the politics of identity, decolonisation

  • Enough: Artists and writers on gendered violence

    CoVA x Perimeter is a collaborative publishing initiative curated by the Centre of Visual Art at the University of Melbourne

  • An Irresistible Impulse

    I first became aware of Nasim Nasr’s work in Adelaide when researching the 2014 TarraWarra Bienial: Whisper in my Mask, co-curated with Djon Mundine.

  • Yuki Kihara brings her acclaimed Paradise Camp to Sydney

    The artist’s hyperreal photographic series is a wry take on a giant of the past.

  • Convergence #2 – Book Review

    Paradise Camp by Yuki Kihara is the catalog of an exhibition presented by Aotearoa/New Zealand at the 2022 Venice Biennale, and much more. A dense artistic, scientific, and political volume…

  • e-Flux Reader compiled by Natalie King

    How can care be an interdependent modality? What is the role of ongoing care in these times of crises? Can we orchestrate a collective closeness through systems of care? The etymology of care is derived from the Latin word curare meaning to cure, heal, and curate. 

  • Yuki Kihara – Paradise Camp

    The categories of genders and gender-related behaviors and preferences are not as binary as some would have us believe. According to Western psychology, we all have both male and female sides; either side can predominate or be more pronounced at times in individuals.

  • Book Review: Paradise Camp

    In Sāmoa, it is often said that “the most beautiful women are men.” (Paul Miles, Transgender in the Pacific – Fa’afafine, fakaleiti and mahu.)

  • New Zealand, Paradise Camp

    Yuki Kihara’s ensemble exhibition Paradise Camp reflects on pertinent local and global issues from the unique perspective of Fa‘afafine –
    “in the manner of a woman” or third gender in Sāmoa.

  • Paradise Camp

    Internationally renowned artist Yuki Kihara – the first Samoan and the first transgender artist to represent New Zealand at the Venice Biennale – flips the script on an iconic moment in the Western canon

  • Sad Farewells

    The last time I spoke with Virginia Fraser was on her birthday on 28 December 2020. We talked about her exhibition with Destiny Deacon at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. We made tentative plans to visit the exhibition before it finished. Sadly, this never eventuated.

  • A World Left Behind

    “Creating images reminiscent of 1930s European café society, David Wadelton photographs the old-style ambience and tradition of Monarch Cakes…

  • Tracey Moffatt

    Tracey Moffatt’s cryptic photographic suite Pet Thang 1991 juxtaposes a sheep with the naked body of the artist. By conflating this animal with blurry body…

  • Know My Name

    The Know My Name book celebrates art by women from across Australia. With more than 150 artists profiled and texts written by more than 115 women writers…

  • NGV Art Book Fair: Small Business by David Wadelton

    The Centre of Contemporary Photography plays host to a number of events associated with the National Gallery of Victoria’s Art Book Fair. Featuring book launches, talks…

  • This brittle light

    Throughout the past twelve months of pandemic disruption, Buxton Contemporary commissioned an array of leading Australian artists to develop a series of new projects…

  • Phaidon, Vitamin D3

    Vitamin D3: Today’s Best in Contemporary Drawing (Pre-order) Phaidon Editors

  • Trust

    Trust is the bedrock of all relationships and solidarities. Whether through models of collaboration between indigenous and non-indigenous participants, trust is part of the process

  • Know My Name

    Tracey Moffatt’s semi‐autobiographical short film Night cries: a rural tragedy 1989 depicts a fraught and complex relationship between a frail, white woman and her adoptive Aboriginal daughter

  • Jon Cattapan, Dissolve

    As Melbourne emerged from harsh lockdown, artist Jon Cattapan commenced a conversation with curator Natalie King discussing turbulence and uncertainty, friendship and loss

  • Kate Daw

    Like a perfume that evokes an unknown culture of another time and place, these small experiences – phrases, fragments, sensory notes and memories – can become the meaning to which we give life and which we find in it. +

  • Monograph honours prolific Indigenous artist

    Copyright Agency has licensed a stunning selection of works by Aboriginal artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye for a monograph published this year.

  • Why artist Nell takes inspiration from rock music – and nuns

    A new mini monograph explore the duality inherit in the work of one of Maitland’s favourite daughters, who is married to celebrity chef Kylie Kwong.

  • Review: Mini Monograph series edited by Natalie King

    The Mini Monograph series celebrates the work of contemporary Australian women artists. Artist Nell is explored in Book 3, and Book 5 showcases artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

  • She trusted the paint

    She saw what could still be done; that was her great achievement. She understood W.B. Yeats’ phrase “the delighted eye” and she gave it an intense and active meaning.

  • Galleries ‘should save their best for last’

    Hanging artworks for a major exhibition is more often an exercise in storytelling than a judgment about beauty…

  • Mini Monographs

    Mini Monographs is a new series dedicated to heralding Australian woman artists and their work, edited by curator and Victorian College of the Arts professor Natalie King…

  • TarraWarra International 2019: Tracing Tangible Shadows

    This haunting voiceover from Hiwa K’s video, Pre-Image (Blind as the Mother Tongue) (2017), follows the artist retracing a journey that he made when he was 25 years old…

  • Polixeni Papapetrou | Thames & Hudson Australia & New Zealand

    Polixeni Papapetrou (1960-2018) was born in Melbourne to Greek immigrants.Her childhood experience of feeling like an outsider in a then predominantly…